BEM FEB Unair Share Love in Ramadhan

UNAIR NEWS – The holy month of Ramadan is here, people have chosen ways to get closer to Allah SWT. From their consciousness and initiative to share, Department of Community Service, Student Executive Board (BEM), Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) performed community service (BAKSOS) at Panti Griya Wredha, Surabaya, Friday, May 18.

The community service themed “Share the Love to All” was attended by members of the nursing home, the elderly, students and especially BEM FEB UNAIR officials.

“This community service was based on our concern and willingness to support those who need compassion by sharing love among others and sharing happiness with smiles,” said Rizky Ananda Putra, as Head of BEM FEB UNAIR.

In the event, there were various activities held to establish closeness and share love such as playing bonding games, art performances, having iftar, praying in congregation, tarawih prayer, sermon, gift sharing, video playback, and singing nostalgic songs.

In the event which was attended by 60 committees, 130 elderlies and several nurses, Agil as the coordinator said that community service is a fun activity to share among others, especially the elderly. Through the event, the elderly can share their life experiences.

“They have shared about all the experiences of life and gave us noble advice and motivation especially in living life in order to become a useful person,” he said.

At the end, Rizky hoped that such event can be held regularly and improved. The insight gained from it cannot be acquired in classrooms.

“We sincerely hope that other students can further cultivate their concern to the surrounding environment,” he concluded.

Author: Rolista Dwi Oktaviani

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

Pledge of BEM FK in Surabaya, to Condemn Terrorism

UNAIR NEWS – Student Executive Board (BEM) of Faculty of Medicine (FK) in Surabaya has well preserved unity. Dozens of FK students from various universities held a “Unite in Prayer, Strong In Togetherness” event which concluded the pledge of condemnation towards any forms of terrorism in Indonesia.

The declaration and solidarity action of FK students in Surabaya was held on FK Universitas Airlangga on Friday, May 18. Before the declaration, they first performed tarawih prayers in Mushala GraBIK FK UNAIR, followed with a discussion in Anatomy lecture hall with a speaker Ustad Ir. H. Misbahul Huda, MBA.

Representatives of the eight FK were from UNAIR, Wijaya Kusuma University (UWKS), Hang Tuah University (UHT), Ciputra University (UC), Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya (Unusa), Universitas Surabaya (Ubaya), Widya Catholic University Mandala Surabaya (UKWMS), and FK University of Muhammadiyah Surabaya (UM). It even invited other organizations in FK UNAIR such as CIMSA, AMSA, and some Medical Faculty Teams of Medical Faculties in Surabaya.

Five statements were declared in the petitions signed by the respective BEM representatives: First, condemn all forms of terrorism in Indonesia. Second , fully support and help the government to realize tolerance of religious communities in combating terrorism in Indonesia.

Third, invite all citizens of Indonesia to always be vigilant and cautious to those who seek to divide the nation. Fourth, build students’ character which strongly rejects radicalism in the university environment. Fifth, invite the whole society not to link all acts of terrorism with a tribe / race / any religion.

The signing of the petition was represented by the Head of BEM FK UNAIR Prima Ardiansyah Surya, Deo Apriyangga AN (UWKS), Erika Puteri Z (UHT), Kevin (UKWMS), Akbar RM (Unusa), M. Frando (UM), M. Setyo Aji P (UC), and Noza (Ubaya). They also gave short speeches on the occasion.

“Unite In Prayer, Strong In Togetherness”, FK students in Surabaya together with Ust. Misbahul Huda (center). (Photo: Bambang Bes)

The Head of BEM FK UNAIR Prima Ardiansyah explained that this activity was a form of solidarity and concern of FK students in Surabaya over the tragedy of terrorism acts that shook the city of Surabaya and Sidoarjo. The bombings on Sunday, May 13, 2018, in three churches in Surabaya, killed 14 casualties.

“As FK students with no regard for tribe, religion, race, or any groups, we do not tolerate the act of radicalism that causes this tragedy, especially that happened in Surabaya,” he said.

He hoped that the solidarity act raised by the students of FK in Surabaya will help strengthening the attitude of the society to fight radical ideology, especially terrorism in Indonesia. The petition will be sent to ISMKI (Indonesian Medical Student Senate Association) as well in the hope of being addressed together.

In the discussion, Ustad Misbahul Huda also expressed his opinion that the bombings in the three churches really tore the peace of Surabaya. The act of radicalism is not at all in the name of religion, nor there are Moslems who feel their rights were defended.

“What happened to his belief that his child and wife will die as martyrs? No. They did not die as shahid but they sangit (burnt), “said Ust Misbahul Huda as he opened his lecture.

He explained in detail the process of thinking of a person, from normal and reasonable mind, to the distorted and radical. If the thought had gone into the subconscious, he mastered only 82% of his thoughts. It often gets carried to his sleep and his dreams, while the conscious part was only 18%.

“It is unfortunate that the subconscious is not filled with good and useful things as it is clear that good men can contribute their best to others as well. For example Steve Jobs, “said Ust. Misbahul Huda. (*)

Author: Bambang Bes


Masters of Management’49 Weekday Festivities

UNAIR NEWS – Masters of Management (MM) students, Faculty of Economics and Business UNAIR Class 49 held MM’49 WeekdayThe event offered Ramadhan Study concept of study titled “Developing Value of Diversity with Intelligent Citizenship Awareness   .

Being held at Nuruzzaman Mosque Campus B UNAIR on Saturday, May 19, it was inspired by the last inconducive condition after the tragedy of suicide bombing in three Surabaya churches. The bomb exploded in the Santa Maria Immaculate Catholic Church, Indonesian Christian Church, and Central Pentecostal Church of Surabaya.

Imron Najib Erlangga of the committee said that the subject of the study led to 3 important points, the response to radicalism and extremism from academic and religious perspectives. It was aimed to educate students and public about the basics of intelligence as citizens in the society.

As it coincided with the holy month of Ramadhan, the committee also invited orphans from Ibn Maryam orphanage to voice ‘Suroboyo Wani’ through children coloring event.

“This event is a commitment of UNAIR Master’s Management students in supporting the mission of Master of Management UNAIR, which is to educate professionals who have the theory and practice of quality based on morality,” he said.

Furthermore, he also added that according to his personal views, Islam strongly opposes radicalism and extremism in any forms as they bring negative impacts for all parties.

“Therefore Islam always emphasizes the balance between the life and afterlife, the body and soul, mind and heart and also heaven and earth,” said Najib.

At the end, Najib also advised to learn more so we will not follow radicalsm and extremism. More insight and tabayun certainly make every individual wiser in seeing something comprehensively.

Author: Tunjung Senja Widuri

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

FKH UNAIR Students Win Business Competition NESCAFE KICKSTART 2018

UNAIR NEWS – Students of Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (FKH) Universitas Airlangga succeeded in bringing home 50 million rupiah and the 2nd place trophy of NESCAFE KICKSTART 2018 Business Competition last Wednesday.

According to Hanifa Nanda, one of the team members at Hi Vet and co founder of Vet Ways, her team previously won 1st in the NESCAFE KICKSTART 2017 Business Competition, with an application platform called Vet Ways that connects breeders and veterinarians.

“And alhamdulillah this year we won 2nd place in the same competition in 2018,” she said.

In 2018, the concept of NESCAFE KICKSTART was slightly different from the previous year. This year, she added, two teams from FKH were Noviana Arifin and Jenny Melinda who collaborated with various other parties for the technology and design. However, the project leader were from FKH UNAIR students.

“This year, I did not participate because the previous year was a winner ,” she added.

Jenny Melinda, a member of the team revealed that in NESCAFE KICKSTART 2018 competition, her team developed an application platform called Hi Vet that provides solutions to pet owners on raising their pets. It can be done through a variety of service features and goods that can be downloaded free at google play store.

“This app connects pet owners and pet lover with veterinarians and comes with e-commerce features. Services include House Calling Vet (by Appointment) services, nearest veterinarian location map, grooming, veterinary consultation, and pet needs product commerce such as accessories, pet food and others, “said Jenny.

On the same occasion, Hanifa Nanda added that for new app Hi Vet, some features are not perfect yet.

“Initially there was financial reason, but after getting funding from nescafe we ​​perfected the app immediately because there are various offers of cooperation to develop this Hi Vet application,” she explained.

Tri Siwi Agustina, coordinator of entrepreneurship PPKK UNAIR revealed, although it was less maximal in dissemination, it did not become a barrier for students to be able to present UNAIR’s name to the prestigious event like Nescafe event.

“There are many prestigious business competition in Indonesia, we want to share with other UNAIR friends who excel in the field of business,” said Siwi.


Author: Siti Mufaidah

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


Long Road of Doctor to Military Force

UNAIR NEWS – Being a medical student with a busy routine and demands to master various lecture materials, does not make Dyah Listyaningtyas discouraged. In fact, Dyah enjoyed her activities.

Dyah, born on June 17, 1993, is a native of Tuban. Dyah is an alumna of FK UNAIR who has followed the first education of TNI year 2018 in Akmil Magelang.

“My goal is to be a member of TNI but destiny made me a doctor, because I was accepted in UNAIR Medicine before I enlist to be a soldier,” said Dyah.

During her struggle to be a doctor, she kept looking a way to be a soldier. Apparently, TNI opened admission through 2 ways namely MABEA TNI and PAPK regular.

“I signed up through MABEA TNI, since the 7th semester I have joined with the Indonesian Navy (TNI AL). At that time my status has become a TNI trainee, I must perform physical guidance in Lantamal V AL. I happened to be an athlete and a member of Volleyball club so I am ready to carry out the first military education of TNI in Magelang, “he said.

Furthermore, according to Dyah, military education taught her many things, especially for their personality and mental. In addition, it is also part of learning to have an unyielding spirit and gratitude for God’s gifts.

“Things I cannot forget is the opportunity to be in the same photo with Indonesian Military commander and chief of staff. From here my next plan is to undergo basic education Matra Laut and the followed with Intership program. And a long-term plan, if given the opportunity, I would join the UN peacekeeping force, ” said the navy soldier.

In the military academy, he added, there is an advice from the former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono which is inspiring: “There is no easy road to achieve great ideals”.

“Life is simple, ambition make it complicated, control yourself and do your best because a pearl will never lose its shine even in the dirtiest mud,” said the alumna of Faculty of Medicine UNAIR.

Author: Rolista Dwi Oktaviani

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

Five UNAIR Students Help Evacuation at Surabaya Bombing Site

UNAIR NEWS – Five UNAIR students assisted the evacuation and rescue process of bomb victims in 3 Churches, Surabaya last week, May 13. The five students, Rizqi Supramulyana Putra from FKM, Fadhailul Chorizu from FISIP, Ratna Tri Wahyu from FPK, Indra Maulana from FEB, and Sagita Wulan Sari from FKp. All of them are members of  KSR-PMI Student Activity Unit (UKM), UNAIR. Previously, Rizqi Supramulyana Putra explained that in the morning when the tragedy happened, they had their shift at the PMI (Indonesian Red Cross) headquarters in Surabaya.

“We stand by as a backup when there is an accident, disaster or other unwanted things happening in our beloved city. The unit receives command from the Command Center, where the community of Surabaya report anything emergency through 112 call center, “said Supra.

After the bombings happened in three churches, the Catholic Church of Immaculate Santa Maria, Indonesian Christian Church, and Central Pentecostal Church of Surabaya, he explained that the team was deployed at 3 bombing sites. When they arrived at the sites, the team took time to call their parents to ask for prayers to be safe.

“Once there, we from PMI were assisted by colleagues from other ranks trying to save and evacuate the victims for immediate treatments and refer them to the hospital,” Supra added.

There were numerous incidents happened there, he explained, and they had difficulty to work as there was a fire so they had to wait the firemen put it out first. The five students have passed 120 hours of basic training and two of them have been involved in first aid specialization, so they can give direct assist to the community.

“Even so, we were actually anxious as well at the location because we enter the range 1 which following blast may happen any time. But it has become our responsibility anyway, “he said.

It has become students’ obligation to give community service. It is pursuant to the third value of Higher Education Tri Dharma.

After the incident, they hoped the community can remain calm even though Surabaya is still not conducive. They were expected to remain calm, vigilant and keep everyone safe.

Author: Hilmi Putra Pradana

Editor: Nuri Hermawan

National Awakening Day at UNAIR

UNAIR NEWS –  National Awakening Day commemorated on May 20 always gives its own meaning for the nation. Academic community of Universitas Airlangga commemorated the 110th National Awakening Day by holding a ceremony and a joint declaration to condemn and fight terrorism on Monday, May 21.

Here are some of the moments captured by our photographer:

Rector: There’s No Room in UNAIR for Anti Pancasila Academicians

UNAIR NEWS –  National Awakening Day commemorated on May 20 always gives its own meaning for the nation. Academic community of Universitas Airlangga commemorated the 110th National Awakening Day by holding a ceremony and a joint declaration to condemn and fight terrorism on Monday, May 21.

UNAIR is ready to fight terrorism and any elements involved in the barbaric acts. UNAIR is often linked to the recent bombings in Surabaya. Rector of UNAIR Prof. Moh. Nasih on the occasion said that UNAIR will firmly dismiss lecturers, students, and educational staff who have missions to undermine the Unitary State of Republic of Indonesia.

“For lecturers, students, or staffs who have a specific mission and have anti-Pancasila attitude, please get out of UNAIR,” said Prof. Nasih at the ceremony.

In addition, the Professor of FEB UNAIR also reiterated that the whole ranks of UNAIR leaders are firm to fight against various ideologies that are against Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, NKRI and Bhineka Tunggal Ika.

“There is no room in UNAIR for those who are not in line with the vision and missions of university to realize a just and civilized Indonesia,” he said.

About some information that mentions the existence of UNAIR academicians involved in anti Pancasila and NKRI organizations, Prof. Nasih said that UNAIR will continue to investigate and if proven, UNAIR is ready to dismiss them.

“Moreover, for civil servants in UNAIR, if proven to conduct anti-Pancasila attitude, then the status as a civil servant will be directly revoked,” he added.

At this National Awakening Day, Prof. Nasih invited all academicians and elements of the nation to be ready to build the country with all its potentials.

“Let us rise to catch up, to fight against ignorance, and rise together to fight all forms of terrorism,” he concluded.

Author: Nuri Hermawan


Reasoning Club Wins 3rd Place with Iodine Plant Innovation

UNAIR NEWS – UNAIR Reasoning Student Activity Unit (UKM) won 3rd place at Scientific Writing Competition (LKTI) 13th Scientific Meeting of Reasoning and Research UKM in East Java (ITUPPS). It was the fifth consecutive victory obtained by Reasoning Club. Nisrina Mahfudhah Wibowo, one of the winners explained that their team were from different programs, even different faculties.

“I’m a S-1 (bachelor’s program) Nutrition Science student, FKM, two of my friends Amry Indah Sari S-1 Chemistry and Siti Istikhomah was S-1 Mathematics, they are from FST,” Nisrina said.

Their participation, she added, was aimed to improve the culture of competition in the writing and to continue last year’s mandate in Reasoning club at TUPSS. The clarity of objective generates innovative ideas to write down.

The idea led to the work titled ‘ Investment Feasibility Analysis of Iodine ( Jatropha multifida L. ) Cultivation Using Polybag Media in Putren Village, Sukomoro District, Nganjuk Regency’. The idea came up by synchronizing the existing problems with the theme of LKTI.

“The problem was taken from the problem sharing in the village of each member. The most complicated problem was in Putren village, Siti Istikhomah’s village, “explained Nisrina.

In Putren village, he said, most of the residents work as farmers. The main farming commodity was only shallots. Seeing the lack of variety of farming in Putren Village, Nisrina and the team were eager to develop and cultivate other plants that are economically beneficial and have health benefits.

“The plant we chose was iodine. This rare plant is useful for health and has a very high selling price, but the cultivation is pretty easy. This iodine plant is able to grow on the ground by cutting. That’s where our idea of ​​using polybag came up, “said Nisrina.

It was the idea that led them to the presentation stage. When Nisrina was asked about her tips in presenting, she said that mastering the material is  compulsory. They learned how to give an excellent presentation from the Reasoning club (UKM) activities.

“Everyone must experience nervousness. The most important thing is mastery of material presented so we can answer questions from the jury and audience,” she explained.

In the end, Nisrina explained that her interest in writing started from her hobby to read. She believes that by reading a book or someone else’s scientific papers will motivate her to write in the future.

Author: Hilmi Putra Pradana

Editor: Nuri Hermawan


ISMKMI Area 3 Meeting in Undip Elects UNAIR as Coordinator

UNAIR NEWS – Several representatives of Student Executive Board (BEM) Faculty of Public Health (FKM) Universitas Airlangga participated in ISMKMI Area 3 Meeting (ISMKMI) at Diponegoro University, Semarang, Sunday, May 6.

BEM FKM UNAIR 2018 sent 14 representatives to ISMKMI Area 3 Meeting. Ten of them came from the main campus UNAIR Surabaya, Neula Armyttha; Annisa Firdaus; Arira Celia; Andhini Aurelia; Ulfah; Saifullah Putra; Ahmad Luqmanul; Anugrah Visar; Salsabilla; and Alifiah P. Larasati.

Meanwhile, four others came from the Public Health Student Association (B-PHA) PSDKU UNAIR in Banyuwangi, Saiful Aziz Setiawan (Head of B-PHA 2018), Novie Erva Fauziyah (coordinator of Health Policy Critical B-PHA 2018), Nadiyah Rahmasari (staff of Health Policy Critical B-PHA 2018), and Dinda Sekar Pramesti.

Saiful revealed that the regional meeting a part of a series of events. They included national seminars, regional meeting, and work meeting for two days, Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6.

The agenda of national seminar was held on Saturday, May 5 in the Hall of dr. Budioro Brotosaputro, MPH., in FKM Diponegoro University, Semarang.

The first national seminar was entitled “Millenial Enforcement as the Pioneer of Nation Health Improvement” with a speaker Agung Dwi Laksono S.KM., M.Kes. Furthermore, the second session seminar entitled “Training of Facilitation Techniques” with a speaker Syamsul Huda, a lecturer of the Department of Health Promotion FKM Diponegoro University.

The regional meeting and work meeting were held on Sunday, May 6 at the Office of Human Resources Development Regional Board (BPSDMD) of Central Java. The second day’s agenda was begun with the discussion of Accountability Report (LPJ) of the management of ISMKMI Region 3 period 2017-2018.

“It was presented by Coordinator of Region 3 ISMKMI period 2017-2018 Anggi Putri Aria Gita,” said Saiful.

“Then there was an election of coordinator of Region 3 ISMKMI period 2018-2019,” he added.

The forum decided that the regional coordinator of ISMKMI period 2018-2019 was Muhammad Affan Mahfudz (UNAIR). After that there was an Open Recruitment interview for ISMKMI Area 3 Management period 2018-2019.

“And, it was closed with the handover of the office and a photo session,” he said. (*)

Author: Siti Mufaidah

Editor: Feri Fenoria Rifai